Hagi Summer Citrus Festival

Celebrating all things citrus in Yamaguchi

Mid
May
Venue: Citrus Park, Hagi, Yamaguchi When: Mid May 2023

The city of Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture is best known for its pottery, but it's also a hub for citrus fruit growing. The two-day Summer Citrus Festival is an annual event where visitors can stock up on local fruit, try harvesting their own oranges (a participation fee of ¥1000 per person applies), or even go on a free 10 minute boat ride to explore the area's scenery from the water.

In addition, there will be stage performances including local folk dancing displays, and food vans if you need to grab a bite to eat.

The festival runs from 10 am until 4 pm at the city's aptly-named Citrus Park, where an impressive 380 citrus trees in 10 different species are planted.

Getting there

Kankitsu Park (Citrus Park) is approximately five minutes by taxi – or 25 minutes on foot – from Hagi Station, which is served by the JR San'in Main Line.

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Sleiman Azizi 2 weeks ago
Love the colouring of that photo. Along with flavour, citrus screams colour to me!
Sleiman Azizi a week ago
A good slice of colour makes the world go round :)
Elizabeth S 2 weeks ago
I'm hoping to explore this part of Japan, the San'in region. It's an undiscovered country.

And citrus in Japan comes in a cornucopia of varieties. When I visited Shikoku, I got offered so many varieties.
Kim Author 2 weeks ago
Yes, Shikoku really is such a wonderland for citrus fruits!

I've really enjoyed my visits to the San'in area. I think Shimane is my favorite of all the prefectures I've visited, which always seems to surprise people. It really is a gem!